Surface of arts

by Malnoïa

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Malnoïa's first album, Surface of arts, is an incredibly mature work : haunting melodies, rich orchestration, delicate sounds… An album backed up by voices, sometimes floating, sometimes on the razor’s edge. Somewhere in-between meticulous electronic and luminous pop, Surface of arts succeeds in creating magic that captivates from the first notes.

Premier album de Malnoïa, Surface of arts fait déjà preuve d'une incroyable maturité : mélodies entêtantes, richesse des orchestrations, précision des sons... Un album servi en outre par la présence des voix, tantôt aériennes, tantôt sur le fil du rasoir. Entre électronique méticuleuse et musique pop lumineuse, Surface of arts parvient à créer une magie qui captive dès les premières notes.


released October 5, 2009

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Focusing on electronic music, the label's major desire is to be innovative, offbeat and experimental… We produce and distribute our own highly personal, often surprising, and always deftly crafted work, seeking to create new spaces for creativity and originality. ... more

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Track Name: Time's
The clock, ringing midnight
Urges us to reminisce
About our vanishing fight
Against time's stateliness
Ironical solecism

Chronos to me is a curse
The Sword of Damocles
And an ersatz damnation

I multiply my dreams
Not to face my schism

I hate you passive listeners
For your massive ignorance
Looking away while time passes
Is beyond my contrivance

The clock, ringing ,urges me to reminisce
About my vanishing fight
Track Name: Curtains down
No longer myself in here
I just can't stand to be normal

The crowd's kisses of pestilence
And the blacked remains of our influence
Make these hours long to go
Make my imagination go crescendo
And I'm no longer myself in here
I know
I just can't stand to be normal
Number 8 in the eleventh row

But you're like me
Hauntingly narky
Now pretentious
Now agonized
I can read into your eyes

No longer myself in here
I just can't stand to be normal

This is a pledge for autarchy
And we'll bleakly chant for autocracy
So come along, muzzled of course
And sing
By way of afterword

No longer myself in here
I just can't stand to be normal

As always
Track Name: Carousel

Deep space
Hold tight
Gun case

All around me
30 feet square
Of soliloquy

Walking with Quinn
In City of Glass
Drawing maps at random
In the inertial mass

8 hours have passed
Since my ultimate collapse

Walking with Quinn
In City of Glass

Track Name: Bohemian intermission
We will stop for a moment
Just the time to breath
Just the time to write our expression
and speak our emotions
All the pictures i see
are from another world
With a well stronger color
from a better world
Track Name: The bridge of Sighs
Not at all times
would this have been enjoyable

Standing beside him on a bridge
Dividing a mutual past

On the Bridge of Sighs
The quiet waters of Venice

and its tangle of lanes
Reveals a hideous, shifty sight

Another ghostly appearance.
From the cornices of my palace

and smothers a squeal of delight

In my eternal residence
I used to witness ominous quarrels
That ended up in the canals

I can still remember my sudden obsession
For any piece of information
A sulky trespasser's transformation

the mean sensation of confession
Today my grey hair embody the archives of the Past

Again he returns to his punctual haze


Yet strangely my memories are dying fast
Such a peculiar gloom must provoke rumor and death
But it is all stupefaction, nevertheless

weather, time and place
What mattered to me was his face
But it is all stupefaction, nevertheless

Nevertheless I cast his features out

When I come to realize

That I've always enjoyed the spectacle.
I'm such a dying race

On the Bridge of Sighs
Track Name: Another moral dilemma
I have a sort of melancholy, satisfaction in being here
Not really what I had foreseen
Racking my brain, slumped in that train
Trying to make a difference between me and them
Another moral dilemma
Are we faking triviality
Speak louder I can't hear ya
How I love that cacophony!

My independence is a fiction
I have multiple addiction
Yesterday full of hatred like no other
Today eager to be a father
All in all
It makes no sense
If you take a look in our direction
You will all see a pleasant image

If correctness is our public version
It's totally different backstage
Track Name: Pandora's box
I arose from the box of Pandore
And as my pathetic brothers, who are strangers and nothing more,
I am but a conceited plague
So, indeed, the feeling of mental discomfort is vague
My mind selects her own society
I can't help it
There is a pair of us inside of me
But no contentment